Monday, August 26, 2013

Let's Talk About This Sink

A sink made out of wood.  Love, love, love.  Would like to know how it is holding up*...because I want one. Stat.
 Should we also talk about the concrete counter top and wood wall?  Beautiful.
Image found via This Old House Magazine

*The wood is not exposed.  I don't have the article on me anymore but I do remember they sealed it several times with something strong.  

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Quiet Time-Henry Turns 2

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:26-27
Today Henry turns two.  The sense of gratitude I have for him is overwhelming and I am not able to put it into words.  I thank God for choosing me to be his mother.  So many times since he came into our lives I have thought, "If I love him this much, so much I think my heart just explode, imagine what God's love for me must be".  And just like that, no matter what is going on, everything is okay.

She Doesn't Mind ...

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                                                                                         sneakers: zara,
                                                                                         shorts: primark,
                                                                                         shirt: pull and bear,
                                                                                         sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                         bag: v73,
                                                                                         watch: michael kors,
                                                                                         ring: parfois,
                                                                                         ph. Olja

Last weekend I wore this combo for a Sunday walk by the river my girl Olja + her adorable baby boy. Simple and comfy with eye catching colorful sneakers.
Hope you will like it!




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pint Sized Sofa

Q: Is there anything better than a classic Chesterfield sofa? A: Yes, a mini version!

Le cool ...


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                                                                                      sandals: zara,
                                                                                      shorts: primark,
                                                                                      sweatshirt: mango,
                                                                                      bag: v73,
                                                                                      watch: michael kors,
                                                                                      sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                      rings: lovely, parfois,
                                                                                      ph. Olja


When I saw this sweatshirt on Mango.com I instantly fell in love! After this gorgeous but yet simple piece hit the store I bought it and I couldn't wait the day to wear it! Chilly summer day was perfect to satisfy my appetite for fall clothes, so I match it with white shorts and gray bag.
Do you like it?

Monday, August 19, 2013

You ain't messing with my dougie ...

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                                                                                     sandals: zara,
                                                                                     shorts: new yorker,
                                                                                     t-shirt: new yorker,
                                                                                     jacket: zara,
                                                                                     hat: h&m,
                                                                                     watch: michael kors,
                                                                                     bracelet: morellato (here),
                                                                                     ph. Maja


If you are following me on the Instagram (@vanjaam) you already know about this look. Favorite shorts lately, mixed with Zara studded sandals, hat with red stripe and a denim jacket  over all.
Do you like it?

For those who are asking me lately about my wavy hairstyle, here is a video (click PLAY) where I recorded couple months ago how I'm curling my hair. :)


Details

Leather and Nails...
Amazing Brass Railing...
 Don't even know where to begin...
 Mirrored Transoms....

Sunday, August 18, 2013

White&gray ...

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                                                                                    sandals: zara,
                                                                                    shorts: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                    t-shirt: mango,
                                                                                    blazer: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                    bag: V73,
                                                                                    sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                    bracelet: Morellato (here),
                                                                                    watch: michael kors,
                                                                                    ring: parfois,
                                                                                    ph. Maja


Last two weeks I was on vacation, but guess what? I was still working despite that fact! The new project will be revealed soon and I can't wait to show you! Hope that I will also manage to get a few days off again so I can relax on the beach somewhere!
In the meantime, here is a new look! This shorts was quite challenging because its probably one of the most photographed items during this spring/summer season, and I decided to go with white blazer and gray t-shirt with leopard print.
Do you like it?




Quiet Time

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shopping For A Good Cause

You have heard me talk before about my good friend Bullen, truly an inspirational person who I am honored to know.  He continues humbly on his quest to complete his education here in the States in addition to continuing his mission work to aid the women, orphans and poor of South Sudan.  Part of his fundraising includes personally hand making crosses, which you have seen here before

 He has launched a new Etsy shop which I am very excited to introduce to you today.  You can purchase crosses HERE and you can read more about his amazing, courageous story on the Imparting Hope Website.  Here is just a sampling...


Monday, August 12, 2013

Mini B&A

I had this large shiny thing in "inventory" waiting for the right space...
It now sits in a perfect home- an old elevator shaft made into a private booth at Carrigan's Pub, a project I throughly enjoyed being a part of.  
Additional pictures of the finished pub coming soon!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Need.

Just going to file this refrigerator under the title Should Live With Me. I am IN LOVE.  Maybe the title of this post should have been, "If I was an appliance, this would be it".
Via Thanks to Pinterest

Monday, August 5, 2013

Making A Case...

This house first caught my attention because of this light fixture, the same I used here.

Then I started to really study the space and this house make a very strong case for a black, white and natural color palette.  I really love it.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Quiet Time

Get inspired ...

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Hello Sunday! You know how much I love you!
And if you are not at the beach right now, the best thing that you can do is to get inspired!
So today, I'm sharing with you some old and new blog crushes!
Carolines mode and Song of style are always on top of my list, but these girls climbed up very high:
1. Before our (Jelena and me) winter trip to Paris we were drooling all over the Paris in four months blog. Beautiful photos with very sincere tips about every single cute corner in Paris helped us a lot. Then, we had chance to met gorgeous and talented girl Carin, the author of this great blog and instantly fell in love even more with her story and photos that she makes. Now, I'm getting my daily dose of this incredible place thanks to her. She recently came back from holidays in Italy, so you will have chance to see this charming country too. Click, click, inspire!
2. Next girl, who is also super talented, is Slava Micic. You could see her in this post here.
With her husband, she travels the world, works from amazing places and takes snap shoots of different cities and share through her blog. What I also love about her, besides her great personality and talent, is the fact that everything is possible. With her lifestyle, she can confirm that dreams are coming true! So, click, click and inspire!
3. And the third girl for today is Evangelie Smyrniotaki, the Athens based blogger, founder of Styleheroine.com . I can't even describe her better than her blog title, she is a true style heroine, with amazing photos and enviable wardrobe you will get inspired for sure! Click, click!

What are you reading/browsing on a daily base? Share with me your favorites, can't wait to check them out!


Friday, August 2, 2013

The potion ...

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                                                                                              boots: isabel marant,
                                                                                              shorts: bershka,
                                                                                              shirt: zara,
                                                                                              belt: accessorize,
                                                                                              sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                              watch: morellato,
                                                                                              bracelet: morellato,
                                                                                              ph. Maja


If you're not wearing bikinis and flip flops while you burning your as... , I meant eyes at the beach, boots and bare legs are perfect choice for summer. ;)
Full stop